Year: 2021

Explore the many benefits of divorce mediation in Michigan

When you think about getting a divorce, you probably envision spending a lot of time in a Michigan court, constantly battling your spouse. Just the thought of everything required to end a marriage traditionally is enough to make people reconsider, at least for a...

How property division works here in Michigan 

The longer your marriage has lasted, the more things you and your spouse have likely accumulated. It's never easy parting ways with what you have, but it’s necessary when your marriage comes to an end. You must also divide any marital debts that you have.  These...

A stepparent adoption gives you legal parenting rights

You got remarried several years ago, and you have raised your stepchild as if they were your own. Recently, they lost their other biological parent, so you and your spouse have been trying to find ways to help them feel more secure again.  One of the things you may...

What to consider before contesting custody

When you separate from the parent of your child, you need to determine custody arrangements. Understanding a few things before you start can help smooth the process. Michigan recognizes legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody gives you the authority to make...